Aquilegia x hybrida
15 Seeds | A new color combination in the Swan Series. The bloom has soft coral pink outer petals with pastel yellow inner petals that has creamy tips blended within. Grows on top of lacy greens that makes an excellent cut flower if it is picked when only half open. Grow in full sun or partial shade in the South and West zones 9 and 10. Propagation is by seed, so color, while quite reliable, cannot be guaranteed.
Collected seeds produced from hybrid plants may not hold true in form to their parents.USDA Zone 3-9. Height 24-36 inches .
How to Plant Columbine Seeds
Sow seed and press into soil, however do not cover as light is needed to germinate.
- Columbine germinates best with stratification, a process of subjecting seeds to moist/cold treatment to break the seeds' dormancy. To stratify, sow seeds into moistened soil and place the container in plastic bag in the refrigerator or freezer for about 3 weeks. Seeds can then be taken out and germinated outdoors, in a sunny window, or under grow lights. Columbine also requires light to germinate. Be sure to simply press seeds into soil surface (instead of covering with soil.) The process described above should give you the best results, but note that your Columbine seeds may germinate fine without the stratification treatment.
Germination will take 21-29 days, Keep at 67-71° F.
You can direct sow Columbines, with 3-5 seeds per sow spot, space 6-20 inches apart, thin when 3-4 true leaves are present and leave the strongest seedling.